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• Record Type: Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories-Fees
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• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Part 1910, Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories-Fees

Part III

Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

[Docket No. NRTL 95-F-1]

RIN 1218-AB57

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories -- Fees; Public Comment Period on Recognition Notices

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending the requirements for nationally recognized testing laboratories (NRTLs) by adding provisions for the establishment of fees for services provided by the government. On August 18, 1999, OSHA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register requesting comments on a proposed fee schedule. The NPRM also proposed a reduction of the public comment period on the "preliminary" Federal Register notices that OSHA publishes for its NRTL recognition activities. The four comments received have been reviewed, and this final rule is based on OSHA's consideration of the public record.

OSHA is amending its requirements to establish fees and to reduce the comment periods on Federal Register notices related to recognition.

DATES: This rule is effective on August 30, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Bonnie Friedman, Office of Public Affairs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, Telephone: (202) 693-1999, or Mr. Bernard Pasquet, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3653, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone: (202) 693- 2110. You may also send an email to: nrtlprogram@osha-no.osha.gov, or review our web page on the NRTL Program. (See http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html or see http://www.osha.gov and select "Programs")

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This preamble is divided into seven (7) sections: background, summary and analysis of comments, explanation of the final rule, legal authority to charge fees, detailed discussion of the fees, the first fee schedule, and regulatory matters.

[65 FR 46798, July 31, 2000]


Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents

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